Initiated chemical vapor deposition of polymers (iCVD) is a process similar to hot-wire CVD (HWCVD) in which a free-radical initiating species is employed to greatly increase the growth rate while decreasing the required energy input. In general, iCVD allows for the deposition of linear polymer, copolymer and/or crosslinked films with a wide range of functions. Surveyed examples include antimicrobial, superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic, and other functional thin polymer films and coatings.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry